Look, let me start by saying that I think it’s a matter of inevitability that another HARRY POTTER film gets made. With the gargantuan theme park set in the magical world created by J.K. Rowling that is being built over at Universal Studios Hollywood (one that would dwarf the version in Orlando), the renewed eyes on the property thanks to FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM later this year, the fact that a sequel play that is officially canon and features an older Harry is opening in London this month, it’s really only a matter of time.
Just like the running gag I’ve worked into many episodes of the LOS FANBOYS Podcast, I can state:
CYBORG is never happening…but another HARRY POTTER movie will.
The logical choice for another POTTER film would be the aforementioned play, which Rowling had a hand in writing, is considered “the eighth story,” and picks up directly after the epilogue of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. The play is called HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, and it picks up some 19 years after the events at the end of DEATHLY HALLOWS.
The play creates a perfect backdrop for a new HARRY POTTER film once the proposed FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM trilogy wraps up. The stars of the films (Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint) will be around 30 by then, assuming the FANTASTIC BEASTS films conclude in 2020. Harry, Hermione, and Ron are about 36 in CURSED CHILD, so it wouldn’t be much of a stretch.
Daniel Radcliffe was asked about the possibility of returning for another HARRY POTTER film, and he was careful to not rule it out. The actor has one major caveat, and doesn’t sound like he’s dying to return to the Ministry of Magic, but he definitely leaves the door open:
“It would depend on the script. The circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary. But then I am sure Harrison Ford said that with Han Solo, and look what happened there! So I am saying no for now, but leaving room to backtrack in the future.”
Indeed, Ford was once quite against the idea of reprising Han Solo, but we saw how things played out when he picked up the blaster again for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS last year. Sounds like Radcliffe would consider picking up the wand if the script was good enough, and with Rowling honing her screenwriting chops on FANTASTIC BEASTS, one would have to imagine she’d be able to create something fairly dynamite by the time we got to the CURSED CHILD phase of the Warner Bros. film franchise.
What do you think? Will we see another HARRY POTTER movie? Does it make sense that it would be based on HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD? Will Radcliffe sit in a makeup chair in the future and get that scar put back on his forehead? Discuss!
SOURCE: Huffington Post